St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Conquer Suffering


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Pope’s Morning Homily: Say ‘Yes’ Like Mary, Don’t Turn Away Like Adam, Eve

When God calls on us, do we say ‘yes’ like Mary, no, or avoid responding?
 According to Vatican Radio, Pope Francis asked this during his daily morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta, the first since a break for Easter, and exhorted faithful to say ‘yes’ like Mary did. …


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O Happy Fault


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Living the Moral Life 16

God created us body and soul. Both make up our being. Our bodies were not some accident that God had with us. He did not intend to create a soul and then accidently have a body come in the process. He does not make mistakes, and your body is not a mistake. God willed our bodies. In the same way, God created us with a soul. He did not create us with original sin. Sin was not in God’s plan. Original sin came along as an affect of the first sin made by Adam and Eve. Both body and soul God created good (Gen 1:31). Continue reading


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Living the Moral Life 7

When we do not do God’s will, we offend Him. But it does not just stay a private affaire with you and God. Not that God goes around and blabs it all over the world, but when we sin, it affects others. Yes even so Called “private sins” affects others. We see this truth all too real in the sin of Adam and Eve. The sin they committed sure does not seem like much. I am sure most of us would have thought that it would have been no big deal. After all it was only one piece of fruit on a tree that had many. Who would ever notice? Continue reading